Ugh, Survivor. I thought the challenges leading up to the “finale” itself were great, and the show really had a lot of suspense. As I said before, anyone but Kimmi or Jeremy for the win. As soon as I realized who was in the final three, I stopped watching. It was so obviously edited for Jeremy to be the winner and have this breakthrough win. I felt insulted as a viewer and former Survivor fan who began watching in 2000.
Jeremy seems like a nice enough guy but Spencer, Kelly, or Tasha truly deserved to win out of the final four. I feel like Jeremy didn’t do much throughout the game, and somehow managed to win immunity at a crucial point. I also don’t like a sob story “winning” the game for someone. Survivor to me is all about merit, who you are on the island and what you do there. I am truly disappointed. Back to not watching Survivor again.
Just finished reading Black Flags by Joby Warrick. Terrific and terrifying at the same time. I tweeted earlier that every American, especially those running for president, should read this book to understand the threat we face from ISIS. Mr. Warrick did a great job with difficult material, managing to make a very complex issue accessible to this admittedly oblivious reader.
Best tv lines of 2015 time! Oh so many but mine was “The dwarf lives until we find a cock merchant.” If you don’t recognize the line it’s not worth explaining 🙂
Is it me or is The Good Wife spiraling into irrelevance? It should just end this season already. There are way too many moving parts and I just don’t care about any of the characters anymore. Eli’s reveal at the end would have been compelling a few seasons ago but now, it went over like a lead balloon. Who cares about Wil? Who is Wil? There are so many people on the show now it’s hard to remember him.
I thought Homeland and The Affair had great penultimate episodes this week. That’s usually when these shows ramp it up. I can’t believe Quinn will die after all this but it’s also hard to believe he can recover. I also can’t believe they let Allison escape (again). I still think Saul is the mole, especially since he insisted that the prisoner be put in a room with his clothing and allowed him to jump out a window! Duh. For the record, I still hate Noah Solloway. I’m not quite sure how it will leave off this week but since the show was just renewed for another season, I’m sure there’ll be a cliffhanger.
It seems like America is waking up to the fact that Ben Carson is not presidential material. His poll numbers are fading and rightfully so. He just doesn’t have it folks. I couldn’t even make it past the first 5 minutes of this week’s debate, as I was working on building the bunker where I’ll be living when the next president takes office!
Luther is back tonight on BBC, can’t wait!